The History of Science Fiction

foreword by Ted Chiang Whenever I talk about science fiction to people who aren't regular readers of it , I tell them that science fiction is not adventure stories set in outer space . Science fiction , as I see it , is a postIndustrial ...

The History of Science Fiction

For the first time in illustrated form, this comprehensive history of sc-fi traces its origins and charts its history from its humble beginnings to its respected status today.

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The Science of Science Fiction Writing
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: James Gunn
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-10-31 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Written by one of the leading authorities on writing, publishing and teaching science fiction, The Science of Science Fiction Writing offers the opportunity to share in the knowledge James Gunn has acquired over the past forty years. He reflects on the fiction-writing process and how to teach it, and the
Nema and the Xenos
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Ailsa Wild, Aviva Reed, Briony Barr, Gregory Crocetti, S. Patricia Stock
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-01 - Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

This is a story about tiny creatures that live in the darkness of the soil. When a tree cries out in pain, some unexpected heroes come to the rescue. Nema and her gang of young nematodes (tiny worms) embark on a dangerous journey underground. The Xenos, a group of wise
Zobi and the Zoox
Language: en
Pages: 44
Authors: Ailsa Wild, Aviva Reed, Gregory Crocetti, Briony Barr
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06 - Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

With her home under threat from a warming ocean, Zobi, a brave rhizobia bacterium, teams up with a family of slow but steady Zoox (zooxanthellae). As the coral bleaches, everyone begins to starve... Can Zobi and the Zoox work together to save the day? This beautifully illustrated science-adventure story, set
African Settings in Contemporary American Novels
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Dave Kuhne
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

British and American novels written before World War II established popular conventions and stereotypes about Africa that have been increasingly challenged by contemporary American novels set in Africa. Kuhne's book argues that these recent American novels with African settings are largely didactic, that they convey specific lessons about Africa and
Jules Verne
Language: en
Pages: 728
Authors: Jules Verne
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-17 - Publisher: Race Point Publishing

This superb collection of classic science fiction features the best of Jules Verne’s epic adventure stories, including Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World